I’m attempting to get back from Indianapolis right now, and am experiencing a few flight delays. Fortunately, my speech last night went well, and I was able to visit family too. I “test-drove” my sister-in-law’s Toyota Sienna. I’m still pondering getting a minivan, but I’m having trouble getting my head around the idea.
In the meantime, I’m working on a few pieces for next week. First: personal assistants. Have you — or anyone you know — ever hired one? What does this person do? For how many hours? Does it make you more productive?
Second, I’d also like to speak with people who started their own networking groups. It’s often difficult to find a group that is focused on exactly what you’re interested in. One way around that is to start your own, though obviously that takes time too. Why did you decide to start your own group? Any advice for others looking at doing the same thing?
Finally, Fast Company launched a new section devoted to working parents, called “Second Shift.” I’m over there with an essay on “One Week Without the Kids.“